Eurasian boars, which mature in six to 10 months, are difficult to contain due to their size and aggressive nature, the study said. They can breed up to twice a year, with litters averaging between six and eight piglets.
“Invasive wild boars have already damaged Adirondack Park farms and forests, and they are a serious threat to the park’s environmental health and economic future,” Adirondack Council Executive Director William C. Janeway said in the release.
“We commend Sen. Elizabeth Little of Queensbury for sponsoring and promoting this bill in conjunction with the Assembly. We thank Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing it into law.”
Other groups supporting the legislation included the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York, the Nature Conservancy, Environmental Advocates of New York, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Humane Society and ASPCA.